food question

by steve
(las vegas)

i have an alexandrine parakeet and he seems ery healthy and gets plenty of fresh fruit and vegatables my uestion is is it ok to feed him cockatail food, i have alrget jar of that and he goes right for the nuts i plan on getting him on more of a pellet diet but my wuestion is is it healthy and safe ofr him to be eating cockatail food he seems fine but id like an expert opioion about it thanks very much in advance for your respeonse oh and hes only 9 months old so hes still quite small but bigget then a cockatail and once again he doesnt seem at all to be hngry and seems very happy i look foward to hearing what you have to say

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Sep 26, 2011
Alexandrine diet
by: Tracie

Dr B suggests 70/30 diet for parakeets. Your bird should eat 70% quality pellets, like Harrison's or Roudybush, and 30% healthy treats.

If you want to feed your bird the cockatiel mix as part of his 30% treat, that is fine. Just look at the amount of pellets you are feeding, and make sure you are not feeding much less treats than pellets.

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